This month we were overwhelmed by the news that my mother-in-law passed away. It wasn’t a shock, because she’d slipped into end-of-life hospice care, but we still ignored the possibility. We also didn’t expect to scramble for flights on Thanksgiving weekend, but that’s what happened. Down in Louisiana, we had good weather until the day of the funeral, and then heavy rain started and continued through the end of our trip. Anna Guyote (called Mem) was the last of her many siblings, and almost the last of her age group. In listening to my husband, his siblings, and his cousins, I definitely had the feeling we were saying farewell to an entire generation, not just one person.